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Foxes premiered her new video for her latest single Kathleen in her first YouTube Premiere. The track is an ode to her grandmother Kathleen, released as the UK eases its Lockdown and after a year of many being socially distanced from their grandparents. The music video encompasses the connection between a grandchild and grandparent featuring a dollhouse with interesting elements that can be seen as connections that many can make as memories with their own grandparents.
“My grandma, Kathleen, has always given really good advice so on one visit I thought, ‘why am I not recording this?’. A couple of weeks later in the studio I happened to be going through my voice notes of random melodies and lyrics I’d saved and stumbled across her words of wisdom and within 20 minutes we’d written it with all her advice from the notes. I kept that exact recording of her talking at the end of the song. I don't think I’d be a songwriter without her.” the musician reflects on her latest single. “For me, Kathleen closes the chapter of the last year. Focussing on creativity during lockdown has been essential for me – it’s given me so much strength and positivity. Almost without realising, I ended up writing a whole new album. The new songs have a really different energy and need to exist together as a record. But first I need to release Kathleen as it’s such a special song for me and just seems so right for now. It felt right to wrap these songs up together as an EP before the new album gets released later this year.”
The pop track was produced by Courage and Charlie Hugall and will feature on Foxes’ (Louisa Rose Allen) upcoming EP Friends In The Corner due to be released on April 1 via [PIAS] Recordings. Friends In The Corner looks at the time in Foxes’ life where she took some time out after her great ascent to success in the 2010’s, pressing pause in 2017 to focus and reconnect with herself. The EP will include previously released Love Not Loving You, Friends In The Corner, Hollywood and Woman. With her new single Kathleen and unheard tracks Courage, Dance and an acoustic version of Kathleen.
Kathleen is out now! Watch the music video below.